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COCA - December 2016 Newsletter
COCA - December 2016 Newsletter

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Construction employers anticipate major skills shortage
Construction employers anticipate major skills shortage

Three of four construction employers are concerned about the availability of skilled labour, reports the annual Hays Canada Salary Guide

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COCA - Government Relations Report November 2016
COCA - Government Relations Report November 2016

MEMBERS ONLY EDITION:
• COCA Makes Another Submission on Construction Lien Act Reform
• Compulsory Trades Oppose Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act
Amendments
• WSIB Board Approves Rate Framework and Non-Exempt Construction EO
• Schedule 16 Stirs Up Opposition

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COCA - November 2016 Newsletter
COCA - November 2016 Newsletter

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Safety Always on the Mind of Ontario's Labour Minister
Safety Always on the Mind of Ontario's Labour Minister

Ontario Labour Minister Kevin Flynn takes the topic of health and safety extremely seriously.

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2016 November Report - Provincial Labour Management Health and Safety Committee
2016 November Report - Provincial Labour Management Health and Safety Committee

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Vicwest opens new facility in Acheson, Alberta
Vicwest opens new facility in Acheson, Alberta

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2017 WSIB Premiums LESS than expected due to calculation error
2017 WSIB Premiums LESS than expected due to calculation error

The WSIB discovered that an error had been made when calculating the 2017 premium rates that were announced at its Annual General Meeting on September 14, 2016.

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COCA - Government Relations Report October 2016
COCA - Government Relations Report October 2016

MEMBERS ONLY EDITION:
• COCA discusses Reynolds/Vogel report with Attorney General
• Bill 45 election statute amendment act
• New appointment to WSIB Board of Directors
• Helmets to Hardhats success to date
• Minister of Finance releases Q2 results

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COCA - October 2016 Newsletter
COCA - October 2016 Newsletter

Reynolds/Vogel - Construction Lien Act Report - Released

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Prompt payment and lien reform for Ontario: Report
Prompt payment and lien reform for Ontario: Report

Ontario’s highly-anticipated Construction Lien Act review is out, and with its publication comes a plan announced by Attorney General Yasir Naqvi to conduct another round of consultations with stakeholders with an eye to introducing legislation next spring.

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Stakeholders weigh in on Construction Lien Act review
Stakeholders weigh in on Construction Lien Act review

Ian Cunningham, president of the Council of Ontario Construction Associations (COCA), speaks on the release of the Construction Lien Act reform report. The CFBA is a member of COCA and support their work.

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Poultry Barns - Revised Guidelines
Poultry Barns - Revised Guidelines

Recommendations for new barns and retrofitting existing broiler barns as recommended by The Association of Ontario Chicken Processors (AOCP), The Poultry Services Association (PSA), and the Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) effective August 31, 2016

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Net-zero egg barn opens in Alberta - Facility is the first of its kind in Canada
Net-zero egg barn opens in Alberta - Facility is the first of its kind in Canada

The 105-person Brant Hutterite Colony in Alberta recently cut the ribbon on a new egg barn designed to achieve a net-zero status in terms of energy consumption.

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Making Ontario’s barns fire-safe with technology
Making Ontario’s barns fire-safe with technology

With the Haven fire suppression unit, fires could be extinguished before anyone even knew they had started. We are sharing this article from the recent Ontario Farmer magazine about the HAVEN Fire Safety Device. This is an additional way to protect property from fire loss. This is especially applicable to rural areas where “ seconds count “. Strategically located HAVEN fire suppression devices have the potential to prevent major fire loss. A simple idea that can save lives and property.

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Crane and Hoist Canada - Ontario high school students training on crane simulators
Crane and Hoist Canada - Ontario high school students training on crane simulators

Hoisting is front-and-centre to a new education program that a Hamilton, Ont., steel producer has launched in nearby high schools.

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CSSBI - Blog Posts - June 2016
CSSBI - Blog Posts - June 2016

Recognition - Mr. Bryan Hernandez of Steelway Building System, and 2016 Photo Contest winners.

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Tragedy in the Farming Community
Tragedy in the Farming Community

50 cows killed in Thorold barn fire

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BuildForce Canada - Annual Report 2015 - 2016
BuildForce Canada - Annual Report 2015 - 2016

Since 2001, BuildForce Canada has provided the country’s construction and maintenance industry with the information and resources it needs to meet and manage its workforce requirements. Focusing on three key areas — labour market information, recruitment and retention, and e-learning and skills development — their programs and initiatives build the sector’s capacity and capability to meet current and future workforce demand.

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CFBA -Representation on NFBC Task Group
CFBA -Representation on NFBC Task Group

The CFBA is pleased to report that effective March 2016, the Canadian Farm Builders Association has representation on the Task Group that is reviewing the National Farm Building Code of Canada.

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Want to grow your Construction Business?
Want to grow your Construction Business?

Read Construction Magazine's Business Coach KP Persaud's article on growing your business. Labelled 'Post-Frame' but applicable to all construction-related businesses.

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2 Minute Video About the Ontario Skills Competition
2 Minute Video About the Ontario Skills Competition

Ontario Technological Skills Competition (OTSC) - taking place May 2-4, 2016. Spark a lifetime of passion for the skilled trades and technologies and learn about the incredible opportunities that exist in Ontario!

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Ontario Construction Report - March 2016
Ontario Construction Report - March 2016

Recognizes CFBA Builder Awards 2015

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Dan Reymer, CFBA President, speaks with the Daily Commercial News
Dan Reymer, CFBA President, speaks with the Daily Commercial News

Dean review and prompt payment among CFBA’s top 2015 issues

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CFBA continues push of Farm Builder Issues
CFBA continues push of Farm Builder Issues

Interview with the Daily Commercial News and Gary van Bolderen, CFBA Director.

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